'Blackspot Beacons' Function as a Portable Safety Device for Roads

'Blackspot Beacons' are a new type of portable driver safety device that are designed to save lives by delivering warnings as they are needed on the road.

"Blackspots" are defined as stretches of road that are known to be extremely dangerous and known to cause to accidents and fatalities. Since many of these roads can be found winding throughout some of the most rural parts of Australia, Blackout Beacons were developed to help drivers become more aware of the most dangerous roads.

The beacons were designed as short-range broadcast transmitters, which can be mounted on road signs. When a car approaches a sign within a certain range, drivers are alerted so that they can become more cautious.